November 18, 2019

In the event of a killer asteroid, volcanic apocalypse, or nuclear holocaust, mushrooms could save humanity from extinction

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By Morgan McFall-Johnsen From Business Insider Vincent Kessler/Reuters In a new book, writer Bryan Walsh describes strategies that might keep people alive after a disaster like an asteroid impact, supervolcano eruption, or nuclear war. Walsh suggests that because mushrooms, rats, and some insects can thrive without sunlight, humans could start farming them with the remains […]

Too much napping may indicate Alzheimer’s

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From Newsmax If you often find yourself dozing off during the day, new research suggests it might be an early warning sign that you have Alzheimer’s disease. Areas of the brain that keep you awake during the day are damaged in the early stages of the memory-robbing disease, which is why people with Alzheimer’s may […]

Breast implant recalled after link to more rare cancer cases

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From Newsmax Breast implant maker Allergan Inc. issued a worldwide recall Wednesday for certain textured models after regulators alerted the company to a heightened cancer risk with the devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it called for the removal after new information showed Allergan’s Biocell breast implants with a textured surface were tied […]

Cholesterol levels spike after Christmas

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From Newsmax After indulging in big, rich, holiday meals, cholesterol levels go through the roof, Danish researchers report. After Christmas, cholesterol levels jumped 20 percent from summer levels among the 25,000 people studied. Your risk of having high cholesterol becomes six times higher after the Christmas break, the scientists said. “Our study shows strong indications […]

Paul Manafort pressured by Russians to pay back debt while Trump’s campaign chair, Time magazine say

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By CNN’S EVAN PEREZ, KATELYN POLANTZ AND MARSHALL COHEN CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT. From ABC KSAT Report: Former campaign chair owed millions (CNN) – Paul Manafort was pressured by a former Russian associate to pay back millions he owed during the time he was running Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new report from Time magazine. […]

Christie’s sold a 19-carat pink diamond for a record-breaking $50 million

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AP From Business Insider The “Pink Legacy” diamond sold at auction on Tuesday for more than $50 million. Christie’s said this is a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond. Renowned jeweler Harry Winston was the buyer. The stone once belonged to the Oppenheimer diamond family, and Christie’s says it’s among the […]

Michael’s damage in Florida

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Devastating photos show Hurricane Michael’s damage in Mexico Beach, Florida, where the storm made landfall By Peter Kotecki From Business Insider Hurricane Michael Mexico Beach Rescue personnel perform a search in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on October 11, 2018. Gerald Herbert/AP Hurricane Michael made landfall near the Florida town of […]

Becoming American citizens

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Powerful photos of people becoming American citizens By Jackie Nappo From Business Insider New citizens stand during the Pledge of Allegiance at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony at the New York Public Library in Manhattan Naturalization ceremonies can be emotional. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton For many immigrants that come to the US, the […]

Jacqueline Kennedy’s iconic outfits

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13 iconic outfits former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis wore By Lucy Yang Sep. From Business Insider A lifelong champion of the arts and outspoken preservationist, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was also one of the most influential fashion icons of her era. Known for her chic yet simple style, the former first lady was the subject […]

Chill California bear enjoys margarita and nice relaxing soak in hot tub

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BY NICOLE GALLUCCI From Mashable It doesn’t matter if you’re a human or a bear — summer is the time to kick back, relax, hop in a hot tub, and enjoy and nice cold margarita. Mark Hough, a Altadena, California, resident, recently learned this universal truth when he saw a chill bear climb over his […]